What does the word string mean?

Usage examples for string

  1. I'll set my watch with Lucy's, she said, and at exactly the moment we agree upon, I'll tap on Mittie's window just below mine with a bottle let down on a string. – The Little Colonel at Boarding-School by Annie Fellows Johnston
  2. The river Hooghley, which here runs pretty straight north and south, forms, as it were, the string of a bent bow, the bow itself being represented by the Morattoe ditch of which I have so often had occasion to speak. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward